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Which of the following statements best describes curriculum?
a) Everything teachers teach and students learn in schools b) All the academic knowledge and skills that teachers hope to have students reach c) Everything students study in formal classroom settings d) Learning goals based on students’ academic and social needs
Which of the following best describes instruction?
a) Learning goals and the reasons the goals have been selected b) The ways teachers help students reach learning goals c) Learning goals and a diagnosis of students’ needs d) Learning goals and the philosophy on which the goals are based
Which of the following best describes the explicit curriculum?
a) What students learn as communicated through the kinds of routines teachers establish b) What students learn in clubs and organizations (such as a science club) c) What students learn through the ways teachers interact with them d) What students learn that is found in their textbooks
Of the following, which is the most accurate description of curriculum in elementary schools?
a) Strong emphasis on science and math and relatively little emphasis on reading and social studies b) Strong emphasis on reading and science and relatively little emphasis on math and social studies c) Strong emphasis on reading and math and relatively little emphasis on science and social studies d) Strong emphasis on reading and language arts and relatively little emphasis on math and science
Of the following, which is the most accurate description of curriculum in middle schools?
a) Strong emphasis on reading and math and relatively little emphasis on science and social studies b) Strong emphasis on making connections among topics and real-world applications c) Strong emphasis on individual content areas such as math, science social, studies and English d) Strong emphasis on math and science, moderate emphasis on reading and language arts, and little emphasis on social studies
Which of the following best illustrates integrated curriculum when finishing the following sentence? Having students:
a) test how quickly different aspirin tablets dissolve and then read an article that describes how quickly pain relievers work. b) do word problems in math where they have to carefully identify what information is given and what they need to provide. c) use rulers and protractors to measure the angles and the lengths of sides of triangles. d) identify important dates from different historical periods.
Which of the following best describes the implicit curriculum?
a) What students learn in clubs and organizations (such as a science club) b) What students learn through curriculum guides and state standards c) What students learn that is found in their textbooks d) What students learn as communicated by the way teachers interact with them
Topics teachers decide to leave out of courses of study are best described as making up which of the following?
a) The explicit curriculum b) The implicit curriculum c) The null curriculum d) The missing curriculum
Which of the following best illustrates an activity in the extracurriculum?
a) Learning, in an environmental science class, that global warming is becoming an increasing problem b) Learning lines for your part in Our Town, the play your school is putting on in the spring c) Practicing your saxophone for your jazz music class d) Trying to increase the number of sit-ups you’re able to do in a minute as part of your physical education class
When Mr. Green's students are unable to answer in Q and A sessions, he prompts them until they can give an acceptable answer. When he says, 'I want them to learn that being uncertain is part of the learning process,' it best illustrates the:
a) explicit curriculum. b) implicit curriculum. c) extracurriculum. d) integrated curriculum.
Of the following, which most influences the curriculum?
a) States and local districts b) Professional organizations c) The individual teacher d) Textbooks
Reading, writing, and math are the most strongly emphasized areas of the curriculum in elementary schools. Of the following, which is the most likely reason for this emphasis?
a) Reading, writing, and math are the areas in which students are most commonly tested. b) Most teachers philosophically believe that reading, writing, and math are the most important areas of the curriculum. c) Reading, writing, and particularly math, are the curriculum areas elementary teachers most enjoy teaching. d) Reading, writing, and math are the areas in which the most hands-on learning activities can be done.
State core curriculum has predetermined goals or benchmarks that identify the content students should understand and the skills they should have after completing an area of study is best described as:
a) an explicit curriculum. b) an implicit curriculum. c) content-driven education. d) standards-based education.
Documents published by states that typically include standards, learning activities, and performance expectations for students are best described as:
a) curriculum guides. b) lesson plans. c) target curricula. d) implicit curricula.
What is the percentage of middle and high school parents who favor some form of sex education and believe that young people should be given information to protect themselves from unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases?
a) 25% b) 50% c) 75% d) 90%
Based on public opinion polls, which of the following statements best describes people’s views on the inclusion of moral education in the curriculum? Public opinion polls indicate that most people believe:
a) morals and values, like honesty, tolerance and fairness should be part of the curriculum and should be taught and rewarded. b) in teaching values, like honesty, tolerance and fairness and should be included with a curriculum of moral reasoning. c) teaching morals and values, like honesty, tolerance and fairness should be taught but disagree about how to teach the values. d) morals and values, like honesty, tolerance and fairness should be taught in the home and not part of the school curriculum.
Of the following, which best describes the goal of service learning (involving students in social service projects)?
a) To clarify the implicit curriculum for all learners b) To expand the extracurriculum to involve more students placed at risk c) To make all students more socially responsible d) To meet state standards for improved environmental education
Of the following, which is the best description of evolution?
a) A theory suggesting that all living things change in response to environmental conditions b) A theory suggesting that all organisms and events in the world change in response to a predetermined sequence c) A theory suggesting that changes in living things are the result of work done by God d) A theory suggesting that organisms evolve because of the will of a supreme being
Of the following, which is the best description of creationism?
a) The belief that all the events in the universe exist in a predetermined sequence b) The belief that the existence of the universe and all its parts are the result of work done by God c) The belief that the organisms that exist on the earth at a certain time are the result of environmental conditions d) The belief suggesting that the most righteous people on earth will have eternal life and the less righteous will not
Which of the following is the best description of censorship?
a) The process of determining what knowledge students should have and what skills they should possess after completing a course b) The process of requiring teachers to follow the specifications outlined in curriculum guides c) The process of removing students from school for engaging in lewd or immoral behavior d) The process of not allowing the use of certain books or ideas in the school curriculum
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